The Roman fort at Segedunum is the most completely excavated fort on Hadrian’s Wall, and the museum impressively takes you back thousands of years to see what life was like for Wallsend people in Roman Britain. Managing Director of Tynemouth Decorators Ltd, Stephen Hull said: “To work on sites such as is an honour to me as a local in the area – it’s always fascinating to work on building of such local historical importance.”

Tynemouth Decorators Ltd provide a wide range of decorating services services including work on local council buildings, schools, hotels, hospitals, retail developments and Leon has enjoyed working on a number of Grade 2 listed buildings including The Old Low Light, Whitley Bay Cemetery Chapel, Stag Line Building and George Stephenson’s house, Dial Cottage. Stephen added “We’re bringing the building back to the Roman period and for Leon this is a brilliant opportunity to work on a variety of buildings instilling decorating skills, I’m really pleased with Leon’s progress, he’s doing a great job and showing a great amount of enthusiasm for the trade, Leon will qualify at TMC in Benton, TyneMet’s specialist campus for construction –  the college have been excellent in their delivery of the apprenticeship programme, matching our business needs perfectly.”

Pat Blyth, Apprenticeship and Business Development Manager for Tyne Metropolitan College said: “We are fully committed in providing quality apprenticeships; we have been working with Tynemouth Decorators for a substantial amount of time and their support to the College is much appreciated, as a sponsor and a valued business partner.  This has been a brilliant experience for Leon, adding to his career portfolio and gaining relevant skills in the industry.”

Leon completes a day of his apprenticeship at TyneMet’s specialist campus for construction, TMC situated in Benton, he said: “I’ve enjoyed every part of my apprenticeship; the team here at Tynemouth Decorators are really friendly –being on the job means I get to put skills into practice and my construction tutors at TMC’s are very supportive. I’m now certain a career in construction is for me. Being part of the Segedunum project just shows the variety of work on offer in the painting and decorating trade and I look forward to continuing my apprenticeship with Stephen and Tynemouth Decorators.”

If you’re a company and interested how TyneMet apprenticeships could benefit your business call 0191 229 5179 or email business@tynemet.ac.uk. For more information about Tynemouth Decorators Ltd call Stephen Hull on 07931 498 419 or visit www.tynemouthdecorators.co.uk. To discover more about Segedunum Roman Fort, Baths and Museum and current exhibitions visit: www.hadrianswalltyneside.org.uk